A High Court jury in Auckland has retired to consider whether samurai sword attacker Antonie Dixon is guilty of murder and seven other charges.
A 59-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in Whangarei District Court today charged with wounding with intent to injure and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Independent Member of Parliament Taito Phillip Field will go to trial in Auckland in April on 37 criminal charges.
Antonie Dixon shot James Te Aute dead because he thought Mr Te Aute was carrying a weapon and was about to use it on him, a High Court jury has been told.
A High Court jury has been told Antonie Dixon was a violent man with a P habit who was claiming he was insane to try to avoid imprisonment for murder.
A drink-driver who evaded conviction on points of law in the district court then lost out in the High Court and Court of Appeal, has now won the right to have his case considered by the Supreme Court.
The parents of a Christchurch teenager were in court today when he faced a charge of maiming another youth during an attack with a bottle that cost the victim an eye.
Lawyers for the woman convicted of the murder of Marton pensioner Mona Morriss today argued in the Court of Appeal that the conviction be quashed, due to a string of doubts in the Crown case.
A former Westpac mortgage manager has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for his part in a scam whose victims were poor people buying homes in south Auckland in 2005 and banks.
The former chief executive of Rowing New Zealand was today fined $10,000 in Tauranga District Court on two of nine fraud charges he had admitted.
The Supreme Court is to decide whether police can supply "vetted" jury lists to the Crown, enabling it to challenge potential jurors because of their criminal histories.
One of the youths charged with a car-to-car shotgun incident in central Christchurch last weekend is being released on bail from 10am tomorrow, but will have to live in Taupo during his remand.
An increasingly paranoid Antonie Dixon beat his former partner on numerous occasions, using not only his fists but also a ratchet and a piece of timber.
A Putaruru man has been committed for trial, charged with the murder of 22-month-old Tyla-Maree Darryl Flynn in June last year.
The cannibalism issue remained unresolved after the second of two men was last night found guilty of the brutal slaying of a gay Palmerston North man.
Two Horowhenua men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery on Foxton early this month.
Antonie Dixon Murder accused Antonie Dixon sometimes feigned symptoms in an attempt to mislead people over the state of his mental health, the High Court in Auckland was told today.
A forensic scientist said today he was unable to give a definitive opinion about murder accused Antonie Dixon's mental state, but his "fluctuating behaviour" was consistent with mental disorder.
Crew members videoed hoki being illegally dumped at sea by a foreign trawler in a "classic over-fishing scenario," the Crown is alleging in a six-week trial that began in Christchurch District Court today.
Four people appeared in a Perth, West Australia, court today charged over the death last November of a Turangi teenager, following a brawl between Maori and Aborigines.